Requirements for MBA Admission

MBA is an innovative and highly relevant program which combines management theory with the practical skills that modern employers need. The objective of the MBA program at ConcordiaUA is to take a student’s career to the next level with an efficient blend of academic experience and practical skills. Therefore, prior to enrolling in the MBA program, it is required to have two years or more of relevant work experience or the equivalent of 540 hours of work experience after graduation from undergraduate studies. This requirement may be waived for applicants who demonstrated outstanding academic performance or under specific situation.

List of the Documents Required for Admission of

  • Application Form;
  • official Transcripts and Diplomas (Bachelor Degree/ Specialist Degree/Master Degree);
  • copy of Passport and copy of national ID Card;
  • Military Certificate (for men);
  • six (6) photos (3×4);
  • proof of previous employment history;
  • proof of fully paid tuition and other fees (including library deposit, dormitory).

MBA applicants must also provide proof of English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL score (or an equivalent English test) or by taking a placement test at ConcordiaUA to begin study in the degree curriculum. Applicants scoring below 60% in the ConcordiaUA English Placement test will be expected to enroll in ESL classes at ConcordiaUA until such time that they have reached satisfactory English proficiency.

The International faculty teaches classes with the understanding that students have the required English proficiency.

Graduates of the BBA program at ConcordiaUA are subject for exemption from the placement tests.

MBA Preparatory Courses

For candidates with a non-business background, MBA preparatory courses offer unique opportunities.

For individuals whose primary background is in the study of law, engineering, computer science, the social or natural sciences, or other non-business field, pursuit of a graduate degree in business is an excellent opportunity to complement their education, improving their chances of promotion as well as broadening and enhancing their employment options.

Particularly for students with law or engineering background, for whom many career possibilities exist within the world of business, the lack of background in business administration can be a barrier to many excellent career opportunities.

The MBA program at ConcordiaUA can bridge the gap between knowledge of law, engineering, and other non-business backgrounds, and its application to business situations. Successful completion of specified individual prerequisite courses guarantees the students admission to the ConcordiaUA MBA program. ConcordiaUA offers individual prerequisite courses required for entrance into the MBA program. Students with a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent may begin their MBA studies in courses for which they have the necessary prerequisites, while concurrently completing the remaining required prerequisites.

Candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, in fields other than business and have not completed the required prerequisite courses are advised to consult with the ConcordiaUA admissions office.

Criteria for Entrance in Higher Levels:

In order to transfer credits from another educational institution to ConcordiaUA, a potential student must provide ConcordiaUA with the information regarding the learning outcomes of the course, for which the credit transfer is sought. Furthermore, adequate information on certification/accreditation/quality assurance of the HEI from where the credit transfer is sought must be provided by the potential student.

If the HEI possesses nationally/internationally recognized accreditation, and if the learning outcomes are not substantially different from the ones at ConcordiaUA, credit transfer may be allowed. In case of rejection of a foreign qualification, substantial differences in the learning outcomes have to be substantiated.

There is no limitation to the quantity of the courses that may be transferred.


Each fall and spring semester, academic advisors offer preregistration counseling. Preregistration for the Fall semester takes places during the Spring and Summer, and for the Spring semester preregistration takes place during the Fall semester. Each potential or current student is required to make an appointment with Dr. Olena Volovyk, the Dean of the International Programs (380-44-486-0666 [ext 204]) ( or with Ms. Olga Glazova, Admissions Director (380-44-486-0666 [ext 108]) ( They advise students on all issues concerning registration and the process of studying including the prerequisite classes that may need to be taken, the offering of courses during each semester. Potential and current students then create their educational schedule with their help and are registered.

It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Accountant’s Office, which issues bills, and make sure that the fees have been paid according to the schedule established for them.

After the start of a semester, a student may take one week to decide whether to keep certain classes or not. Any class may be dropped during the first week with no penalty.